Hip-hop personality Taxstone charged in deadly shooting before T.I. concert in Irving Plaza


By Victoria Bekiempis, John Annese ,New York Daily News January 17, 2017   Hip-hop personality Taxstone was arrested Monday in connection with last May’s fatal shooting at a T.I. concert in Irving Plaza — after cops say they found his DNA on the murder weapon. The shooting in the third-floor green room at the East […]

Skillz’s ‘2016 Rap Up’ Is Here To Remind You How Awful This Year Was


By Delenda Joseph | UPROXX.com 12.30.16 Thank the rap gods for Skillz’s annual “Rap Up” because I can never remember the year’s notable events come December 31. This year, I’ve only managed to retain information about more dead black bodies at the hands of police, celebrity deaths, all things presidential election and Beyonce getting everyone […]

Kanye West Visits Donald Trump

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By: Katie Rogers NY Times December 13, 2016 After weeks of reports of severe exhaustion and ensuing hospitalization, Kanye West walked into Trump Tower on Tuesday morning. Journalists who caught a glimpse of the musician entering the tightly guarded building in Manhattan took to Twitter to document the strange spectacle. Mr. West’s appearance occurred shortly […]

LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose case found dead of gunshot wound in home

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By Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts | Los Angeles Times October 12, 2016 A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose died after being found with a gunshot wound in a Whittier home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s department on Wednesday identified her […]

T.I. Issues Strong Statement After Toya Wright’s Brothers Killed In Double Homicide


July 31, 2016 by Mike Winslow | Allhiphop.com (AllHipHop News) Two brothers of Toya Wright were shot and killed an intersection in New Orleans earlier this morning (July 31). According to the NOPD, police responded to reports of gunfire at an intersection in the city around midnight. When officers arrived on the scene, they found […]

Young Buck Arrested For Threatening To Burn Down His Ex’s Apartment

By Mike Winslow | Allhiphop.com July 22, 2016 (AllHipHop News) Rapper Young Buck cooled his heels behind bars, after he allegedly threatened to set his girlfriend’s apartment on fire. The rapper allegedly threatened his ex girlfriend on Wednesday (July 20), went to her apartment and kicked down the door during another domestic dispute with the […]

The Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings

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By Nicole Santa Cruz | Latimes.com July 17, 2016 Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on the recent police shootings of African-American men. The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, told the hundreds gathered for […]

RIP: DTTX of Lighter Shade Of Brown Dies


By Houston Williams | AllHipHopcom July 15, 2016 (AllHipHop News) DTTX of the classic Mexican American Hip-Hop group Lighter Shade of Brown has died after being taken off life support today, AllHipHop has learned. DTTX, whose real name is Bobby Ramirez, was on life support and rumored to be dead after multiple stations actually reported […]

The Game, Snoop Dogg & Minister Louis Farrakhan Call Meeting For Gang Members To Unite


By Victoria Hernandez | Hiphopdx.com July 14, 2016 | 11:36 AM Los Angeles, CA – The Game is calling for all gang members to meet him, Snoop Dogg and Minister Louis Farrakhan to have an open discussion about the state of the streets today. The Compton, California rapper made the announcement on Instagram today for […]

Convicts Talk About Why Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Is Still Every Hustler’s Favorite Album

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By Seth Ferranti | Vice.com June 25, 2016 Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt turns 20 today and, in retrospect, its release in 1996 was exactly what East Coast hip-hop needed. Filled with vivid storytelling of street hustling, drug trafficking, and Brooklyn bravado in both its lyrics and skits, Hova’s debut studio album brought kingpin tall tales […]

YG Admits Paranoia Made Him Question If DJ Mustard Had Him Shot (VIDEO)

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June 21, 2016 by Yohance Kyles | Allhiphop.com (AllHipHop News) YG’s life has included hardships such as getting shot at a Los Angeles studio last year. The Compton rapper agreed to speak with a licensed therapist about his battles with paranoia over the violent incident. Viceland’s Noisey filmed the counseling session with YG and Siri […]

Troy Ave Indicted In The Irving Plaza Concert Shooting

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20:  Troy Ave attends the Highline Ballroom on November 20, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Kiyonna Anthony , Editor | Globalgrind.com June 10, 2016 Troy Ave was indicted on charges related to the fatal shooting at Irving Plaza last month which left one dead and three people injured. According to reports, a grand jury found there was enough evidence for the case to proceed, and Assistant District Attorney Christine Keenan […]